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The Internet's Own Boy: The Story Of Aaron Swartz Review

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Before he took his own life in 2013 as a gifted MIT grad, 26 year-old Aaron Swartz was a leading campaigner opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act. Documentary maker Brian Knappenberger recounts his defiant stance on freedom of information and the story of his battle with the US legal system.

★★★★

Combining hactivist hagiography with a damning attack on the American legal system, this account of an altruistic cyber-butterfly being broken on the corporate wheel may be subjective, but is also intelligent and deeply moving.

Powerful, smart and moving.

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